Professional Learning

Learn about targeted, ongoing professional learning opportunities for all SpringBoard users.

View our Professional Learning Catalog

Support for Multiple Audiences

Teacher institutes and workshops teach the skills needed to use SpringBoard resources to support students in achieving success with college and career readiness standards.

Instructional Coaches Institutes teach the skills needed to support effective planning, coach instructional practices, mentor teachers, and develop job-embedded learning opportunities so that teachers’ capacity grows with the program.

Administrator Workshops introduce significant instructional elements and help administrators with effective program planning and monitoring.

Here are some examples of our professional learning offerings:

Initial Administrator Workshop: Administrators and district leaders learn how to effectively implement SpringBoard throughout their school(s).

Initial Teacher Institute: New SpringBoard English Language Arts or Mathematics teachers gain the information and skills they need to start using the program effectively in their classrooms.

Collaboratively Examining Student Work: SpringBoard teachers work together in grade-level or course-level teams to examine student work, come to a consensus on performance expectations, and identify trends that inform instruction.

Differentiating Instruction: Teachers explore how to use SpringBoard resources to adjust the process, content, and product to support and extend student learning.

Learning Walks: This service brings SpringBoard experts to schools to support a deeper understanding of SpringBoard elements through classroom observation.

Due to COVID-19, College Board is not scheduling in-person professional learning at this time. In response, the program is offering a robust virtual support strategy. 

Virtual Professional Learning — for Fee

New Teacher Virtual Cohorts

We know how important preparation is when beginning a new program; therefore, we are offering New Teacher Virtual Cohorts, which extend learning from the on-demand E-learning Module Series for new SpringBoard teachers. These virtual classes are led by our expert National Faculty and allow participants to collaborate with colleagues and deepen program knowledge. 

Workshop Structure: Four, 1.5 hour live virtual classes. Classes must be scheduled within two consecutive weeks
Available: Throughout the year
Program: ELA, Math
Audience: New ELA or math teachers and district instructional coaches—minimum 5; maximum 20 participants

Purposeful Planning for Various Settings

In this virtual workshop, participants meet with a SpringBoard National Faculty member over the course of two classes. They will practice how to engage students with critical content using SpringBoard Digital and plan SpringBoard lessons for their current instructional setting -- distance, hybrid, or in-person learning.

Workshop Structure: Two 2.5-hour live virtual classes. Classes must be scheduled within two consecutive weeks

Virtual Class 1: Engaging Learners (2.5 hours)
In class one, participants will:

  • engage in interactive modeling of a SpringBoard lesson
  • examine how SpringBoard Digital functionality is a vehicle for content and engagement

Virtual Class 2: Prioritizing & Planning Lessons (2.5 hours)
In class two, participants:

  • practice with features of SpringBoard Digital eBook, assessments, and partner resources (Desmos/Zinc)
  • plan student-centered lessons that support your ability to pivot for various instructional settings

Available: Throughout the year
Program: ELA, Math
Audience: Experienced ELA or math teachers and district instructional coaches—minimum 5; maximum 20 participants

Virtual Coaching for Professional Leaders

Virtual coaching (delivered in three 1-hour sessions) is designed to support leaders in developing classroom observation practices that support teacher growth through reflective feedback conversations. A research-based protocol is used with classroom videos to observe instruction, capture evidence, and craft feedback questions. To provide opportunities for active practice, a gradual release model is utilized.
Available: Throughout the year
Program: ELA, Math
Audience: Administrators, Instructional Coaches

To schedule a workshop for your school or district, email [email protected] for assistance. Include the name of the workshop you are interested in, along with the requested dates of delivery.

Public virtual workshops will also be offered this summer beginning in mid-June. A variety of dates and times will be available when registration opens on April 19, 2021 through our Professional Learning Calendar

Virtual Professional Learning Options – Free 

New Leader Virtual Cohorts

The New Leader Virtual Cohorts extend learning from the SpringBoard Online Administrator Workshop and provide an opportunity for educator collaboration. During the two virtual cohort classes, educators are led by SpringBoard Implementation Directors to plan and prepare for leading SpringBoard in their district or school.  
Available: During the summer
Program: ELA, Math
Audience: Administrators, Instructional Coaches
Duration: Two 1.5-hour live virtual classes scheduled over a two-week series

Experienced Leader Lounge

Experienced leaders have the option to participate in one or more leader lounge topics. Each live, virtual session lasts 30 minutes and is facilitated by expert Implementation Directors who work with SpringBoard leaders across the country.  
Available: During the summer
Program: ELA, Math
Audience: Administrators, Instructional Coaches
Duration: 30-minute live sessions

To schedule a workshop for your school or district, email [email protected] for assistance. Include the name of the workshop you are interested in, along with the requested dates of delivery.

Public virtual workshops will also be offered this summer beginning in mid-June. A variety of dates and times will be available when registration opens on April 19, 2021 through our Professional Learning Calendar

Summer Learning Webinar Series 2021

We will be hosting a series of webinars during the summer of 2021. We will release the schedule May 2021.

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